Consumer cloud storage has have improved the way a lot of employees work but, in many cases, these services have made IT's job more difficult.
When users put work-related documents in the cloud, the security of corporate data is on the line. It's your job to keep that data from falling into the wrong hands. But blocking consumer cloud services outright isn't a great option; they offer many benefits, such as easier access to data on the go, plus better collaboration among employees. Also, users will find ways around any blocks you put in place, and you'll still come out looking like the bad guy.
How can organizations reap the benefits of consumer cloud storage services and still keep sensitive information safe? On Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern, SearchConsumerization.com will host a tweet chat where you can talk with your IT peers and other experts about how to deal with consumer cloud storage use in the enterprise. Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Some things to keep in mind:
- Introduce yourself in your first tweet, telling us your name, where you work and your job title.
- @SearchCoIT will ask three questions (Q1, Q2 and Q3) in 10-minute intervals. Respond with A1, A2 or A3 before each of your answers.
- During the chat, include the hashtag #CoITchat in all of your tweets. Sites such as tweetchat.com can include the hashtag for you and make it easier for you to follow the conversation.
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